Blah, blah, blah...
I don't really have time, but to %$^& with it. It's easy. Too much talk and debate for something stupid-easy. Here is a start including the recent scopes I bought.
I will keep up the spreadsheet and find a place to put in on the web. It will be available for download by anyone, but only I will be able to maintain it. If someone has the ability to keep an interactive file (user modified and saved, but will need regular back-up), knock yourself out.
Here are the rules:
For the time being, place all submissions here. Once we get 20+ submissions I'll start a separate thread and ask the mods to pin it.
ALL submissions must use the following format:
Brand,Model,Year,Description (model name),Restored (Y/N),Condition,Complete (Y/N),MM/YY Sold,Selling Price,Missing Items/Included Accessories
You will note that there are NO spaces, only commas between the fields of each record. This is VERY important as I will be copying the text and pasting to Excel and using the commas as delineators to put the data in the correct place. Failure to comply with this will render a record useless. If you are leaving a field blank you will need two commas so that the field is populated with a blank (example: Celestron,C5,,OT... will leave the field "Year" blank, yet properly populat the Description).
Have a little patience with me getting this started. I am closing the books for one of my business units this week (and next), working on building a house, working on the current house to get it on the market, and training for a marathon (for starters). Once I get through this weekend, things should normalize somewhat.
If there are no submissions, so be it and I'll kill the project and stop posting in this thread. If there are enough submissions, I'm sure we can get it pinned.
The nice thing about Excel is you can use this data in lots of ways. You can filter it, sort it, create a pivot table to create advanced analysis, *^&%^, you can even graph it if you find some meaningful way to do so.
The Condition field I've left for interpretation. I think we should be able to come up with a standard set of abbreviations though. To keep it simple, I'd suggest: M (mint), E (excellent), VG (very good), G (good), and R (rescue). Yes, there can be a lot of room for interpretation, but we are not offering an appraisal service. Use the data wisely.